‘Racist’ German facing deportation in Malawi for calling worker ‘a monkey’
A 46 year old man Hinteregger Jurgen who was the manager for Strabag International, a German company that is constructing a 47 kilometres Mzuzu-Nkhata bay road is facing removal in the country for abusing Malawian workers, Nyasa Times understands.
Immigration and Police sources confided to Nyasa Times that Jurgen was taken to Songwe border post where authorities were waiting for removal directions before he is deported.
The 46 years old German reportedly spent a night in a police cell after the matter was reported to the district police station.
Nkhata bay police spokesperson Ignatius Easu said is all started after one of the Strabag’s drivers, Charles Devina, drove a water tanker on some metal bars and got the vehicle’s tyre to burst.
“This angered Jurgen who shouted and called me a monkey and snatched vehicle keys from me,” Esau said.
The development angered his fellow local drivers who resolved to boycott the work.
Meanwhile, Road Authority spokesperson Portia Kajanga has said the K16.8 billion African Development Bank and Malawi Government-funded road will continue tfollowing a workers’ agreement to return to workFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Germans are idots almost all
I urge the Immigration department/ Police /whoever is responsible to protect the rights of Malawi employees to conduct a quick assessment and hear the grievances of Malawians at the Hands of these so called racist
From the comments it could be a wide spread Problem. It is not fair that white supremacy/superiority complex /racism should be tolerated in our beloved Country.
Investigative journalism (Times/ Zodiak etc) here is a fertile ground for you to serve your Country!
One of our watchmen offered to help us prune a tree. So he climbed up and sawed off a few branches. Suddenly he fell down and hit the ground quite hard. We drove him to hospital and luckily he didn’t break anything. We sent him home to recover for a few days, he was quite bruised. After a few days I went to visit him at his home together with my cook to see how he was doing. We sat with his family outside his house. At one point I joked: “You must not try to be a kambuku.” Everyone… Read more »
the only racists here are the ones that think that calling a person a monkey for bad driving is racist because the bad driver happened to be black. I know plenty of white people that are deserving of being called a monkey. So if you drive like a monkey, then I will call you a monkey too, regardless of your skin color. Anyone that thinks that is racist, is actually the real racist.
THAT’S TOO MUCH.CALLING A WORKER A MONKEY?THAT MEANS HE IS ALSO A MONKEY.MONKEYS ARE ALL OVER,CHECK A MONKEY FROM CHINA AND ELSE WHERE AND SEE THEIR FACES KUTI ZIMAONEKA BWANJI NDE MUNDIUZA
Malawi land of racist.
I am surprised with reaction that also is racist. Malawians are calling each other monkey every day near my house. Why arrest only a foreigner?
Inu ndi aka Kapirikoni
Be aware that the man is not of German nationality, but only works for the German construction company.
But why not him just calling back the white guy monkey also? We all resemble monkeys – white or black. Look carefully and you will notice. As others have said, its just unfortunate the remarks came from a white guy. But we all call each other monkey in our locations or even home when one does some stupid thing as did this driver. Its not racism but a mark of anger against a stupid behaviour.
This sort of thing happens here at Raiply almost on daily basis but nothing happens because the Indians here give politicians including Ministers lots of money. Porno business is also very high and lots and lots of report have gone to ma gurus but nothing is happening. Ameneyu anali wowumira. Kumawadisha achina Jaapie ndi Obama if you are in the north, you never be deported.